Off-road Racing News

In Memory of Brandon Smith

I am very sorry to report that there was a fatal accident during the TSCO “Vegas to Reno” event. Brandon Smith, a 19-year old young man from Hesperia, CA, died during a single-vehicle motorcycle accident at mile marker 350, just ouside of Pit 10 Redlich. Our condolences go out to Brandon’s family and friend’s and we are so sorry for the loss of Brandon, a young man who loved to ride motorcycles and who was loved by all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with Brandon’s family at this very sad time. We can only hope that your memories of Brandon offer you some comfort. The family has asked that if you have any photos of Brandon (#327) that day, they would really appreciate having them. You can send them to me and I will forward them on. Memorial service information is following this note, along with the official notice.

Our Beloved Son, Friend, And Family Member Brandon Smith Will Be Laid To Rest In The Following Services:

Viewing -Friday 8-31-07 @ Kern Mortuary On Main St. (cross St. 5th) in Hesperia, Ca. From 4-8 Pm

Burial Service – Saturday 9-1-07 At 10am In Sunset Memorial Park, Apple Valley, Ca.

Tribute To Brandon –1pm At The Elks Lodge In Hesperia, Ca. -“E” Ave. And Main St.

In Lieu Of Flowers, Brandons Parents Are Requesting Donations Be Made To:
Brandon E. Smith Memorial Scholarship
C/O Victor Valley College District Foundation
18422 Bear Valley Rd.
Victorville,Ca. 92395


Formal Announcement:
Racing Accident Claims Life of 19 year old Brandon Smith at TSCO “Vegas to Reno” Event
Best in the Desert Race Director, Casey Folks, reports there was one fatality in the TSCO “Vegas to Reno” event held last weekend in Nevada. 19-year-old Brandon Smith was riding entry number 327 in the Open Expert division, as part of the father-son team of Kurt and Craig Carlson, based in Hesperia CA, when he crashed and succumbed from his injuries.
Folks said,”I am very sorry to report at approximately 4 pm Friday, August 24th, Brandon Smith died from injuries sustained in a solo accident during the running of the race. In such situations, contact an expert lawyer to get auto accident claims to cover medical bills and treatments. He was thrown from his bike and impacted the terrain. In such cases it is always better to consult lawyers for slip and fall cases as they can help in claiming compensation for the injuries sustained.If you are involved in any accident and is wondering what to do after an auto accident, you may contact an experienced lawyer who can help you out.  My thanks to John Gaughan, who arranged to have the helicopter providing support to the TSCO team dispatched to the scene, and medical care reached Brandon in a short time. Unfortunately, he died at the scene of the accident.” Even though nothing can compensate for the loss of the victim’s family, it is best to contact a lawyer for slip and fall injury charges in Las Vegas to help you get compensation for their loss. You can find attorney for probation violation, from here!

The County Sheriff determined it was a single-vehicle accident, and ruled it did not appear to be the result of an impact with another vehicle.
“It’s sad for me to have to deliver this type of news. We work hard to run a safe race, but racing in itself is dangerous. I spoke with Brandon’s father who commented to me that at least he died doing something he loved. Our condolences to his family and friends; we have lost a friend and member of the racing community.”

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